reviewed The Legend of Zelda
It was a short game, but absolutely punishing to beat. You have to have access to game manuals or you otherwise would have to use graph paper to write out what each room and area does because most of the game is not straight forward at all. Once you get to the second quest it's even worse, with rooms that you can't escape from that make you have to completely restart being in a dungeon. Thankfully with the use of the internet this was made a little easier and I don't know how people ever completed it before the advent of save states. I picked up every item in each quest (there are two of them and you have to rebeat the entire game to complete each) except superfluous keys and 1 bomb upgrade in quest 1 because I didn't realize that it would give me 16 vs 12 bombs.
Reviewed on Jun 02, 2019